CEO & Founder
Ann leads a team of talented professionals to build innovative marketing campaigns for clients across the country. A data geek and early adaptor of inbound marketing, Ann is passionate about leading the discussion on what is new and next in higher education. She loves working with clients and is thrilled that, in the past 4 years, Converge has partnered with over 100 colleges and universities.
BA in Business Marketing from Iowa State University, graduated Suma Cum Laude with honors
She is the proud mother of two children – Kennedy, 12 (self-proclaimed softball star), and Quinn, 9 (Mr. Personality), who keep her on her toes constantly!
Ann has been working in the Higher Education market for over 15 years. She has been to hundreds of college campuses and has presented at over 50 Higher Education Conferences. She was also named 40 under 40 by the Business Journal.
In her spare time she can be found reading business, leadership and analytics/inbound marketing blogs, going to wine tastings or enjoying a workout at CrossFit.
"True leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders." – Tom Peters
What I've Been Up To
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Posted on October 25, 2016
Jay and I had the opportunity to present on digital marketing and recruitment to a room full of amazing people at the EMBAC 2016 National Conference. Great questions were asked, and in true New Orleans fashion, a Lagniappe was promised at the end of the presentation.
Posted on September 27, 2016
“Big Data: Building a Data-Driven Competitive Edge” is now available for download in an eBook version. This chapter is full of practical tips, case studies and strategies – breaking down what’s new and next in the big data and marketing world and how to use it for higher education.
Posted on September 16, 2016
IBM’s Email Marketing Benchmark Study includes many great data points and takeaways relevant to higher education. Fine-tune your emails for success with these three strategies.